Armie Hammer Apologizes After He's Slammed for Mocking Celebrities Posting Selfies to Honor Stan Lee
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"You sound like a real asshat," tweets "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan after Armie's criticism.

UPDATED at 2:45pm PT on November 15, 2018: Hammer has apologized for his original remarks, agreeing with Jeffrey Dean Morgan that he was being an "assshat" when he made them.

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Armie Hammer is being ripped to shreds over a sarcastic tweet he posted in response to the social media outpouring of love for the late Stan Lee.

Following the comic book legend's passing on Monday afternoon, Marvel stars and Hollywood fans alike immediately began mourning the innovator by posting photos they once took with him. The list of those who shared pictures and touching memories included Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt, Hugh Jackman, Sebastian Stan, Robert Downey Jr., Evangeline Lilly, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hardy, Kat Dennings and many more.

But Hammer felt the tributes were self-indulgent, tweeting, "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee... no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself."

"If Stan impacted your life (ie. all of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most," the actor continued. "Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him."

Hammer was immediately flooded with replies from critics who felt people should be able to grieve in their own way, including a tweet from "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who wrote, "Looks like you found a way to use others ways of mourning and their memories to draw some attention to yourself. You sound like a real asshat."

"Kudos to you for finding the strength at a time like this to school everyone on the proper way to grieve or remember someone who impacted their life," wrote another.

Another dissenter, wrote, "They... worked with him...?"

"Me.... too...?" Hammer replied, referring to his voice work on the 2014 animated film, "Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings."

Someone else commented on the thread, "What else [are] you supposed to do when someone dies, Armie?"

Hammer replied, "If your answer is 'post a selfie' then I think we need a cultural revamp across the board."

However, the "Call Me By Your Name" actor did feel kindly toward one Marvel star's tribute, posted by Mark Ruffalo.

A fan tweeted a link to the "Avengers" star's homage, which featured Stan Lee posing in front of a mural of The Hulk, writing: "This one's not one with Mark in it...happy?"

"Actually, yes," Hammer replied. "This was an example that stood out and made me think his post was actually about Stan."

John Campea, a Canadian filmmaker, replied on the thread: "I put up a pic of me and Stan because I wanted to share one of the most memorable moments of my career/life meeting the man. That's what people are doing. It's the highest honor to testify about what he meant to YOU. But thanks for appointing yourself judge of how people express it."

"Don't hurt yourself falling off your high horse, Armie," another person wrote, "Like seriously chill and let people grieve the passing of someone the way they want/need to without coming across as [judgmental] and harsh."

One Twitter user felt Hammer was being hypocritical: "Also not to mention how contradicting this tweet is. You're doing even worse than what you're stating by making a legend and his passing about something so materialistic and unnecessary? There's nothing wrong with people remembering him in their own way..."

Read on for more responses on Twitter.

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